Views for 2012-12-14

Friday, December 14, 2012
Robert Walker
What? Discuss Gun Laws?
In less time than it takes to fire off two 9 millimeter handguns and kill dozens of people, the politicians, from the White House on down, will be putting out public statements deploring the school...
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Randall Amster
Save the Children: Tears and Tragedy in Connecticut
My eyes fill with tears as I hear the news of the mass shooting in Connecticut, where most of those killed were elementary school children. As a parent with children of similar ages, I can only...
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Glenn Greenwald
Zero Dark Thirty: CIA Hagiography, Pernicious Propaganda
I've now seen "Zero Dark Thirty". Before getting to that: the controversy triggered this week by my commentary on the debate over that film was one of the most ridiculous in which I've ever been...
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Amrit Singh
America Must Finally Apologize for CIA Rendition Program
The much-maligned European court of human rights has this week shown itself at its very best: standing up for the rights of an individual who has been denied justice for almost nine years since he...
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Michelle Chen
The Young and the Disconnected: How Our Economy Is Failing a Generation
A first paycheck has traditionally been seen as a rite of passage, but these days, that paycheck is often coming later and later. Rather than launching a career, young adulthood is becoming, for many...
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Sarah Anderson
EU's Landslide Vote for 'Robin Hood Tax'
Under pressure to address a massive deficit, legislators voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a tax on financial speculation. This really happened, I swear. OK, it was in Europe, not the United...
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Ralph Nader
Fracking’s Lure, Trap and Endless Damage
Say what you will about Yoko Ono’s art, there is no denying that she is unique. Who else will put several $100,000 full-page notices in The New York Times displaying only the word “Peace” or “Imagine...
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Paul Krugman
The GOP’s Existential Crisis
We are not having a debt crisis.
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Robert Scheer
The Corporate Media's Shameful Exploitation of Bradley Manning
Keep an American soldier locked up naked in a cage and driven half mad while deprived of all basic rights, and you will be instantly condemned as a barbaric terrorist. Unless the jailer is an...
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Tom Engelhardt
2016... Here We Come
It’s barely a month since Election 2012 put Barack Obama back in the White House and Mitt Romney in the Republican doghouse (or even perhaps on the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Jim Goodman
Monsanto Gets Its Way in Ag Bill
“The Farmers Assurance Provision” is the title of a rider, Section 733, inserted into the House of Representatives 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Somehow, as a farmer, I don't feel the least...
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Ocean Robbins
How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength
More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Agribusiness has made profits more important than your health -- more important than the environment -- and more important than...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Washington’s Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health
We’ve seen how Washington insiders write the rules of politics and the economy to protect powerful special interests, but now as we enter the holiday season, and a month or so after the election, we’...
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